Category Archives: algo

Waiting for Godot

I recently discovered Plotagon, a bizarre and fascinating tool for auto-generating movies from dialogue and simple direction. Here is the first 5 minutes of Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett, performed by some of these virtual robot actors. The actors can be given lines, simple acting direction for the dialogue (afraid, angry, arrogant, bored etc), […]

@hipsterbait1

Much of my work deals with the machinery of algorithms and their place as in the greater systems of human culture. @hipsterbait1 is a bot that lives on twitter and tumblr, it creates ‘hipster bait’ in the form of post-post-ironic t-shirts, mashing up existing cultural referents into new combinations. It was inspired by a conversation […]

@cosbot1

As we proceed through life, we build up our own reality tunnel of knowledge, opinions and expectations. Every now and then we are faced with a state of affairs to which we are unable to respond. We stop and ask ‘why?’ As children we ask profound, innocent questions, such as ‘why is the sky blue?‘ […]

@factbot1

The internet is a massive repository of information, from the profound to the mundane. Far too much stuff for a single human to handle, so we prefer to get our facts chosen for us, by newspapers, experts or friends. Increasingly these facts are supplied via social media, such as twitter or Facebook. Whilst we carefully […]